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  • Opinion

    Downwind: Classics at Brandwyn draw a big crowd

    The vintage and super car show given at Brantwyn the other week to benefit the Kennett Symphjony of Chester County began with many people arriving late. The autos had already been on a tour through the countryside when everyone congregated for Lamberghini Bellinzs while they watched the parage of classic cars.


  • Obituaries

    John Cotton Wood of Kennett Square

    John Cotton Wood, a resident of the Kendal Community in Kennett Square, died on Oct. 9, 2104, at the age of 97. Born in New York City on March 8, 1917, he grew up in areas around Boston and San Francisco and summered in Europe. He attended the Ojai Valley School in southern California, St. Marks School in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard College in 1938 and served for four years in the Army, rising to the rank of Captain during WWII. He attended white-tie dances at FDR’s White...


  • General news

    John Wood remembered as a ‘visionary’

    KENNETT SQUARE >> When John Wood had a vision that ultimately helped to form Kennett’s After The Bell Program, he knew the focus had to be on volunteerism and community spirit.

    Fran Maye

  • Arts and entertainment

    The Great Pumpkin Carve set Oct. 23-25

    Anyone over the age of 40 likely remembers the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” which aired on Oct. 27, 1966, and became a smash hit with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o’lanterns, accompanied by the inspired jazz piano of Vince Guaraldi. The art work of Charles Schulz and the tune “Linus and Lucy” warmed the hearts of millions around the world.

    By Gene Pisasale Special to The Kennett Paper |

  • General news

    Future growth depends on preservation, says study

    EAST WHITELAND >> Economic growth for Chester County is as dependent on preserving natural beauty as encouraging business growth, said a new report to guide planning over the next 10 years.

    By Jim Callahan @JimCallahan2 on Twitter |

  • General news

    Bette comes home

    LONDON GROVE >> Bette, the pig that was maliciously shot by an archer at the Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary, has returned home and is recovering nicely from her wounds, thanks to the skilled veterinary care at New Bolton Center.

    Chris Barber

  • General news

    Embreeville developers continue challenge in West Bradford

    West Bradford >> The zoning hearing board received opening statements Wednesday in a dispute with a developer on whether the township meets its “fair share” obligation for housing growth.

    By Ginger Rae Dunbar @GingerDunbar on Twitter |

  • Sports

    Girls Soccer: Baxter, Weiderhold goals lead Cougars past Unionville to stay unbeaten in Ches-Mont National

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> It was a night game on the pitch as Unionville (7-3-0) played host to Downingtown East (7-0-3) Oct. 6. East, behind goals from Madison Baxter and Brittany Weiderhold, were able to hold on and beat Unionville 2-1 in a Ches-Mont game.

    By RB Fogel @RBFogel26 on Twitter |

  • Sports

    Field Hockey: Unionville edges Downingtown East in battle of Ches-Mont division leaders

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Tuesday’s cross divisional match-up between Downingtown East and Unionville featured two teams with more in common than their respective places in the Ches-Mont standings.

    By Bill Rudick |

  • Sports

    Football: Boon’s three TD’s power Unionville past Octorara

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Brandon Boon never guessed he would have a double-digit touchdown season when Unionville football kicked off in August.

    By Jeff Kerr @jeff_kerr on Twitter |

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